Jeremy Rodgers, Front Range paddler and Clifbar/KEEN athlete from Boulder, Colorado, earns berth for US Canoe and Kayak Team at national wildwater team trials held on Cheat River, West Virginia April 4-5, 2008. Jeremy will be heading to Europe with his teammates in June for World Championships to be held in Ivrea, Italy. Last years race footage (in a nice slow motion) can be seen on youtube.
winter paddling on the South Platte River near Greeley
I raced with Jeremy (i.e., I followed his wake) in two events last year: Wyoming Outback Challenge and Colorado River Race in Glenwood Canyon.
In February and March of this year, we trained together on the icy South Platte River near Greeley paddling upstream and downstream.
Jeremy even felt the need to run a few diversion dams with mixed results. That drop at the Union Ditch dam is pretty steep at low water!
Unfortunately, Jeremy didn't come to our races on the South Platte in March: 9 mile upstream Rotten Egg Race and 32 mile South Platte River Marathon. He was already focusing on shorter wildwater runs.
Good luck to Jeremy in Europe this summer.
At the finish of 2007 Colorado River Race in Glenwood Canyon